Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems To Honor Peter A. Miller With Technology Award, June 8

Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems
will honor Peter A. Miller, chief information officer of J.P. Morgan & Co.
Incorporated, at its fourth annual Leadership and Service in Technology Award
Reception on Tuesday, June 8, 1999.

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NEW YORK–Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems
will honor Peter A. Miller, chief information officer of J.P. Morgan & Co.
Incorporated, at its fourth annual Leadership and Service in Technology Award
Reception on Tuesday, June 8, 1999.

The reception, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, highlights the
growing interrelationship between stocks, trading and computer technology.
Prominent leaders in the fields of computer science, information systems and
telecommunications, as well as members of the Pace community, alumni and friends
will be in attendance. The Leadership and Service in Technology Award is
presented annually to an individual or company that best exemplifies leadership
in the field of technology, innovation in the development and application of
technology to serve people, and commitment to community service and education.

Appointed Chief Information Officer in 1997, Miller is the first person at J.P.
Morgan to serve in the post and is responsible for designing a technology
strategy that advances the objectives of the firm. In his role as CIO, Miller
serves as chairman of J.P. Morgan’s Information Technology Board, which is the
governing body for technology decisions across the firm and is responsible for
maximizing the firm’s investment in technology. He is also responsible for
leading the firm’s Year 2000 efforts.

Miller was instrumental in planning and building the computer trading technology
at J.P. Morgan’s world headquarters at 60 Wall Street. He also served as head
of Global Securities, Trust & Information Services Support at J.P. Morgan and was
responsible for product development, operations, and systems. In 1996 he assumed
responsibility as sole head of Corporate Technology and was responsible for the
creation of the Pinnacle Alliance, a consortium of five companies – Computer
Sciences Corporation, Andersen Consulting, AT&T Solutions, Bell Atlantic Network
Integration and J. P. Morgan. J.P. Morgan has been a pioneer in partnering with
leading technology firms as a way of complementing and extending its own
capabilities and advancing the strategic objectives of the firm.

Dean Susan M. Merritt states, “Peter Miller is an example of an information
technology leader who demonstrates the critical nature of information technology
to the success of world-class organizations.”

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and
graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School
of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of
Education, School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.

Pace University School of Computer Science and Information Systems Announces New Doctoral of Professional Studies Degree in Computing Studies

Information technology is experiencing tremendous growth around the world.
In response, Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems will
offer a new Doctor of Professional Studies (D.P.S.) degree in Computing Studies to
commence in Fall 1999. The D.P.S., structured for working information technology
professionals, includes part-time asynchronous study and a breadth of courses across
applied computer science, information systems, telecommunications, and emerging
technologies. The D.P.S. program offers applied research experience that emerges from
the student’s professional environment.

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WHITE PLAINS-Information technology is experiencing tremendous growth around the world.
In response, Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems will
offer a new Doctor of Professional Studies (D.P.S.) degree in Computing Studies to
commence in Fall 1999. The D.P.S., structured for working information technology
professionals, includes part-time asynchronous study and a breadth of courses across
applied computer science, information systems, telecommunications, and emerging
technologies. The D.P.S. program offers applied research experience that emerges from
the student’s professional environment.

The D.P.S. in computing studies is a post-master’s degree program that can be completed
through part-time study with limited residency in three years, including the completion
of the final research project. It is a 48-credit program beyond the master’s degree
in a computer-related discipline, or the equivalent. Research commences in the first
semester as the students begin an 18-credit core. The core is followed by an advanced
elective sequence also with research. A 12-credit capstone research project completes
the degree.

Dean Susan M. Merritt states, “This is a unique program that responds to the needs of
practicing IT professionals who have been unable to pursue traditional doctoral programs
because of professional and family responsibilities. It also responds to the enormous
need in the culture for IT professionals who are current.”

The Pace University School of Computer Science and Information Systems faculty has been
distinguished with many honors and awards. Recent achievements by faculty members include
a Fulbright Scholarship, a MacArthur Fellowship and National Science Foundation and Alfred
P. Sloan Foundation Grants.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and
professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of
Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education,
School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing, and the World Trade Institute.

Pace University School of Computer Science and Information Systems Challenges Traditional Sex Breakdown in Classroom

The highest paid female professionals are three times more likely to be heavy computer users. However, the American Association of University Women recently found in a nationwide survey that technology in schools is becoming a “boy’s club.” Well, boys beware! At Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems women compose over 38 percent of undergraduate students and over 37 percent of graduate students. The high percentage of women at Pace is explained by Dean Susan M. Merritt, “Environment is critical; it must be hospitable to both female and male students, as well as to students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds. Environment has to do with faculty: we have a good representation of excellent women faculty, for example. It has to do with exploring the full breadth of the field; “human factors” in computing, as well as social and ethical issues are extremely important and
we integrate those with the more traditional areas such as design and programming.”

NEW YORK – The highest paid female professionals are three times more likely to be
heavy computer users. However, the American Association of University Women
recently found in a nationwide survey that technology in schools is becoming
a “boy’s club.” Well, boys beware! At Pace University’s School of Computer
Science and Information Systems women compose over 38 percent of undergraduate
students and over 37 percent of graduate students. The high percentage of women
at Pace is explained by Dean Susan M. Merritt, “Environment is critical; it must
be hospitable to both female and male students, as well as to students of
different ethnic and racial backgrounds. Environment has to do with faculty:
we have a good representation of excellent women faculty, for example. It
has to do with exploring the full breadth of the field; “human factors” in
computing, as well as social and ethical issues are extremely important and
we integrate those with the more traditional areas such as design and
programming.”

Knowledge of technology leads to higher salaries, job advancements and helps
women to enter traditionally male fields. Many young women do not pursue
these technological opportunities due to fear of science, socialization
into “women’s work,” and stereotypes about the notorious “computer nerd”
and lonely scientist. Ken Norz, assistant dean of CSIS, states, “It’s
unfortunate that we aren’t raised in a different world because some of
our best students have been women, especially on the graduate level.”
Merritt says, “Women students learn that to be a computing professional
does not mean being a stereotypical “techie..”

The Internet is one place the gender disparity is starting to get
smaller as evidenced by the success of several new websites designed by
and directed toward women, including ivillage.com and girlsonfilm.com,
and the growing number of women who use the Internet. And, classes
which focus on how to learn html and C++ languages for web-based
programming are quite popular with female students at Pace.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New
York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled
in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business,
School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of
Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World
Trade Institute.

Pace University School of Computer Science and Information Systems Receives $500,000 Grant to Expand Distance-Learning Programs

Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information
Systems (CSIS) received a $500,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to help
expand distance-learning programs for CSIS students. In collaboration with the Council
for Adult and Experiential Learning, CSIS will develop an associate degree in
telecommunications offered over the Internet, design a web site to serve online students
and create more than 20 undergraduate online courses during the next two years. Pilot
courses for the associate degree will be offered in the spring of 1999 and a wider range of
courses will be offered to students in September 1999.

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WHITE PLAINS, NY – Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information
Systems (CSIS) received a $500,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to help
expand distance-learning programs for CSIS students. In collaboration with the Council
for Adult and Experiential Learning, CSIS will develop an associate degree in
telecommunications offered over the Internet, design a web site to serve online students
and create more than 20 undergraduate online courses during the next two years. Pilot
courses for the associate degree will be offered in the spring of 1999 and a wider range of
courses will be offered to students in September 1999.

Dr. David Sachs, assistant dean, Dr. Roy Rada, professor of computer science and
professor Nancy Hale, chair of the office of information systems, will implement the
online A.S. degree through the new Center for Distance Education. The Center will
develop distance education programs and provide support for CSIS undergraduate,
continuing education, adult and graduate programs. Dr. Sachs states, “CSIS is extremely
pleased with this new opportunity. This grant will enable us to put a wide array of
courses onto the World Wide Web. We are looking forward to the partnership with
CAEL and to providing this education for telecommunications companies.”

A growing number of students and increased time constraints of modern life have
led to an explosion in distance learning. About 85% of all colleges and universities offer
at least one or two online courses. More information about Pace online courses can be
found on the Pace homepage (www.csis.pace.edu/async).

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York
City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate,
graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences,
Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School
of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Pace University Professor Offers Seven Ways to Make People Notice Your Website

The number of websites on the Internet has grown
astronomically during the last three years. Everyone has one — even
grandmas use them to promote secret recipes. Considering the millions
of sites that seek to drive brand awareness, increase sales, and
disseminate information — how in the World-Wide-Web do you make people
sit up and take notice?

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NEW YORK — The number of websites on the Internet has grown
astronomically during the last three years. Everyone has one — even
grandmas use them to promote secret recipes. Considering the millions
of sites that seek to drive brand awareness, increase sales, and
disseminate information — how in the World-Wide-Web do you make people
sit up and take notice?

David Sachs, professor of Office Information Systems at Pace University,
and Henry Stair, president of Mycroft Information, recommend seven strategies
to make your site versatile, vibrant, and most importantly visible.

According to Sachs and Stair, the entire “web-design-marketing” process
is actually quite simple. In The Seven Keys to Effective Websites
(Prentice-Hall Publishing), Sachs and Stair reveal that companies can
enhance their business opportunities by actively involving the visitor.
Make sure that all pertinent information is easily accessible, the site
should be entertaining, and strategies should be employed to convince
the visitor to stay a while. Furthermore, get the word out about your
site. Although listing the URL address on search engines is essential,
it is not nearly enough. You must make sure that your website address
is printed on absolutely everything — stationery, business cards,
brochures, advertising. Other tips that Sachs and Stair suggest include
how to make your sites visually stunning, current and up-to-date, and
how to include intuitive on-page navigation.

Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems
is one of the country’s leading educational centers for preparing
men and women to enter the information age.

Pace is a comprehensive,independent University with campuses in New
York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled
in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences,
Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information
Systems, School of Education, School of Law and Lienhard
School of Nursing.

IBM’s Deep Blue Chess Programmer to Speak at Pace

Murray Campbell, a member of IBM’s Deep Blue
programming team, will speak at Pace University on Monday, September 29 at 4:30 pm
in the Kessel Campus Center on the Pleasantville campus. The program, titled “Lessons
learned from building a world-class chess machine,” is sponsored by Pace’s School of
Computer Science and Information Systems, and is free and open to the public.

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PLEASANTVILLE, NY — Murray Campbell, a member of IBM’s Deep Blue
programming team, will speak at Pace University on Monday, September 29 at 4:30 pm
in the Kessel Campus Center on the Pleasantville campus. The program, titled “Lessons
learned from building a world-class chess machine,” is sponsored by Pace’s School of
Computer Science and Information Systems, and is free and open to the public.

Deep Blue, a powerful supercomputer and extraordinary chess player who
defeated world champion Garry Kasparov in May, is entirely dependent on its
developers. Each member of the team adds a unique perspective to the project.

Campbell’s role on the Deep Blue programming team is developing the evaluation
function, the component of Deep Blue that assesses the value of the current position.
His challenge is to help Deep Blue evaluate positions accurately 100 percent of the time.

Campbell grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, becoming an expert-level chess
player in high school. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computing science
from the University of Alberta in 1981, specializing in parallel search in the context of
chess.

He left Canada to enroll at Carnegie Mellon University as a doctoral candidate in
computer science and received his Ph.D. in 1987. Campbell joined IBM in 1989. He
received IBM’s Outstanding Innovation Award for his work on the Deep Blue project.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and
graduate degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of
Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education,
School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.